Pudukkottai District

Pudukkottai District

The Princely City
Pudukkottai town is district headquarters of Pudukkottai district in Tamilnadu. Pudukkottai district was separated from two districts Tiruchirapalli and Thanjavur in the year 1974. Pudukkottai district is famous for many Ancient Temples and its architecture. Also, this district is popular for Archaeological and Tamil Culture heritage, that we can see in areas like Kodumbalur, Narthamalai, Kudumianmalai, Kunnandarkoil, Sittannavasal, Thirumayam and Avudaiyarkoil. The famous Tamil Actor Gemini Ganesan was born in Pudukkottai district.

Pudukkottai History
Pudukkottai was ruled by many great emperors like Pandya Kingdom, Cholas, Pallavas, Hoysalas and Vijayanagara Empires. Also it was under the control of Madurai Nayaks from 16th to 17th century.
Many of the Historians, Anthropologists, Archaeologists and Art Lovers have been highly interested with this district, because of dolmens, stone circles and megalithic burials.

Pudukkottai Details

  • Total Area :  4, 663 sq.kms
  • Total Population :  14, 59,601
  • Rainfall    :     926.2 mm
  • Climate Condition   :   Max 38.7*c and Min 29.6*c
  • STD Code    :   04322
  • Pin Code    :    622 ***
  • Railway Station : Pudukkottai Railway Station
  • Bus Stand :  Pudukkottai Bus Stand, Ramanathapuram Highway Road, Opposite to Prince Lodge
  • Airport : Trichy Airport (50 kms from Pudukkottai) and Madurai Airport (95 kms from Pudukkottai)

Places of Interest
Famous Tourist and Important Places, you can find around Pudukkottai are

  • Adhanakkottai
  • Aranthangi
  • Avudaiyar Temple
  • Avur
  • Government Museum
  • Kaliyappatti
  • Kattubava Pallivasal
  • Kiranur
  • Kizhanilai
  • Manamelkudi
  • Sittannavasal
  • Kodumbalur
  • Kudumiyanmalai
  • Kumaramalai
  • Kunnandarkovil
  • Madattukoil
  • Malayadippatti
  • Narthamalai
  • Sri Kokarneswarar Temple
  • Muchukundesvara Temple
  • Peraiyur
  • Thirumayam Fort
  • Vishnu Temple in Fort
  • Thirukkattalai
  • Viralimalai The Subramanya Temple
  • Thiruvarangulam
  • Thiruvengaivasal
  • Vendanpatti